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Paulding County 4-H competed at the State 4-H Congress in Atlanta

Paulding County 4-H students competed at the State 4-H Congress in Atlanta from July 23-26. The State 4-H Congress is the statewide public speaking and interview competition for 4-H’ers across Georgia.
Paulding County competitors included Madison Clevenger, a 12th grade student from North Paulding High School in the Outdoor Recreation project; Lydia Kenny, a 2019 graduate of Hiram High School in the Family Resource Management project; Juliette McKinley, an 11th grade student of Capstone Academy in the Sports project; and Nicholas McKinley, an 11th grade student of Capstone Academy in the Engineering and Mechanics project.
Paulding County 4-H was well represented at the event with all Paulding 4-H students earning honors. Nicholas McKinley took top honors statewide in the Engineering and Mechanics project, earning his master 4-H status and a national 4-H trip later this year.
Madison Clevenger, Lydia Kenny, and Juliette McKinley all placed second in the state for their project areas.
To qualify for the State 4-H Congress in Atlanta, each participant needed to earn top honors at the District Project Achievement competition in March and submit a resume style portfolio highlighting their leadership, community service, and project work from the previous year.
Madison Clemente, a 12th-grade student of South Paulding High School, was also present at the State 4-H Congress. At the event, Ms. Clemente was inducted to the 2019-2020 Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors as a State Representative. Ms. Clemente will work with eight other board members to make decisions regarding state-wide issues, events, and ideas.
Paulding County 4-H would like to thank these 4-H students for their hard work and dedication. To learn more about the 4-H program in Paulding County please contact the UGA County Extension 4-H agent, Josie Davis, at 770-443-7616 or at .

4H State Congress 1(L-R) Ms. Kenny, Ms. Clevenger, Mr. McKinley, Ms. Clemente, Ms. McKinley4H State Congress 24H State Congress 3